• Drs. Cross and Woosley look at a red liquid in a bottle.

    UTMB Study Shows Vaccine Rapidly Protects Against Lethal Lassa Fever

    A new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus provides rapid protection against the deadly pathogen

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  • A profile outline of a face drawn on a chalkboard with words isolation, social distancing, covid-19, pandemic, lockdown, isolation, coronavirus, quarantine and lockdown on the outside and stress & anxiety on the inside.

    UTMB research links COVID-19 pandemic to poor mental health in adolescents

    “While it was necessary to prevent the pre-vaccine spread of COVID-19, removing children from school was not without consequences”

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    UTMB drug discovery partnership awarded $56 million grant

    A $56 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will establish an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern at UTMB.

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UTMB News

Dr. Michael P. Sheetz Robert A Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sheetz wins Pearse Prize

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) has awarded Dr. Michael P. Sheetz the Pearse Prize for his “long and illustrious career in mechanobiological research”.

Dr. David Brown Senior Vice president and dean of the school of health professions

ASAHP selects Brown for 2022 Fellowship

The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) has selected Dr. David Brown for a 2022 Fellowship. Brown, Senior Vice President and Dean of the UTMB School of Health Professions, began working with the organization about four years ago and serves as Chair of the Research, Development, and Innovation Committee.

A set of car keys next to two shot glasses with amber colored liquor

Staged ‘crash’ event asks ‘Is It Worth It?’

Driving while drunk. Or under the influence of drugs. Or when your mind is on anything other than the road. Is it worth it? The answer to that question is a resounding no. University of Texas Medical Branch Trauma Services, in conjunction with The Center for Addiction Research, will drive home that point with a live production that vividly portrays the devastating effects of drunken/drugged driving.

UTMB Researchers Study COVID Outbreaks in Summer Camps

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch recently investigated a COVID-19 outbreak in an overnight camp in Texas to better understand transmission. The study revealed that the summer camp outbreak was most likely the result of a single introduction of the virus that spread throughout the camp, and then to the community.

Scientists develop second-generation COVID-19 vaccine taken nasally

As scientists race to create the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines, this UTMB/CUA research in mice adds new possibilities for fighting the disease in humans in the future. Nasal vaccination induces another type of an immune response which can effectively kill the pathogen at the port of entry, which is the respiratory tract for SARS-CoV-2. No injections are needed, and the vaccine can be delivered in a nasal spray.